Legendary Black Uhuru, the most successful
second generation reggae group, remain as one of the most dynamic and
progressive reggae acts today. Black Uhuru's name comes from
the East African language of Swahili meaning "Freedom." Black
Uhuru was honored as the first ever recipients of the Grammy Award
for Reggae Music for their 1984 album "Anthem"
beating out Bob Marley and The Wailers,
Pulse, and Yellowman.
Black Uhuru has headlined many music
festivals worldwide as well as sharing dates with groups such as
The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Talking Heads, and The Police. They
were voted the number one reggae band in the Rolling Stone's critics'
poll. Black Uhuru's album "Red"
was also voted 24th in Rolling Stones' Top 100 albums of the Decade
for 1980-1990, and were featured by many critics in their year-end Top
Black Uhuru garnered a Billboard No. 1 hit
for World Music in the 90's. Remaining steadfast in their beliefs,
they recorded and shot the video for the uplifting song "Tip of the
Iceberg" with Rap icon Ice-T, on the smoldering streets of Los Angeles
during the 1992 riots.
Black Uhuru, led
by Duckie "Gong" Simpson, performed to thousands both
headlining and also sharing billing on an extensive 2001 European and
South American reggae and pop festival tour.
Black Uhuru unleashes their long and rich
musical history and dynasty upon the world with an exciting live
show. Everybody say Rasta! Rasta!
Notable songs include -- .
- I Love King Selassie
- Youth of Eglington
- Sponji Reggae
- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
- Rent Man
- Who's in the Tomb?
- General Penitentiary
- Leaving to Zion
Black Uhuru may be available for your next special event!
..70s, ..80s, ..90s, ..00s
Formed: ..in Jamaica